About Us

YSEALI Academy is an interdisciplinary department at Fulbright University Vietnam that was established in 2020 by U.S. Department of State’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in collaboration with Fulbright University Vietnam. We seek to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community by bringing together the most hopeful talents from ASEAN & Timor Leste in the spirit of growth, inclusivity and friendship.
We have been pursuing this mission through our flagship seminars for entry to mid-level professionals around the themes of

Participation is open to applicants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
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Our Flagship Seminars

Our multidisciplinary and distinctive seminars delves into the heart of today’s most pressing regional issues across a variety of themes, involving individual and group-based, experiential learning activities designed to create lasting professional relationships between fellows of different nationalities and foster skills which can be applied in their careers.



Research Activities

YSEALI Academy’s faculty members actively engage in the creation of knowledge that benefits the academic community as well as industry, government and society. Our faculty members’ scholarly publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, academic and professional conference proceedings. As a by-product of our research focus, this creative energy finds its way into dedicated classroom discussions and quality student-generated research.
Learn more about the research activities at the YSEALI Academy here.